22 March 2019

This is The Ocean Race – Global Brand Launch Event Video

This is The Ocean Race – Global Brand Launch Event

"This is The Ocean Race. The future is loading – and you're invited! Tune in to see the start of a new era in the Race's 46-year history with a truly global launch event – simultaneously taking place around the world – as we connect to iconic Host Cities and Race characters old and new for all the latest news and updates on the exciting future of sailing's toughest test!" 

Streamed live Mar 21, 2019

Website: theoceanrace.com

Twitter: @theoceanrace

Background: Two decades after buying the Race from Whitbread, Volvo has now transferred ownership to a new group, led by Richard Brisius and Johan Salén.  The ownership change was announced before the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race last year, and the full transaction has now been completed. Going forward, the 'around the world' race will now be known as The Ocean Race with Volvo staying in the race family as a significant commercial partner, the next edition coming in 2021.

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21 March 2019

St. Barth's Bucket Regatta 2019, March 21-24

Best of St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018

A look back at highlights of last year's regatta.



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20 March 2019

Max Sirena On The Challenge For The 36th America's Cup (video)

Max  Sirena On The Challenge For The 36th America's Cup

Max Sirena, at the "Incontri in Blu" event, talks about his dream to win the America's Cup for Italy with Luna Rossa Challenge. Luna Rossa Challenge video above published Mar 15, 2019.

Website: lunarossachallenge.com


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19 March 2019

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap Video

2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Recap Video

The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 attracted 76 teams from 21 countries and crews from six continents. The highly diverse fleet were challenged by the tough conditions and captivated by the beauty of a stunning race course. The non-stop 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands is unique and very much on the bucket-list of any offshore sailor.

“All the classes had amazing competition and many finished the race just minutes apart, especially in the battle between Maserati and Argo, and the Class40s,” commented RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen. “There were a lot of new boats and faces at this edition and the quality of the fleet and sailors continues to impress every year. The weather served up classic trade wind conditions which makes the race a challenge, but also a fast and exciting one.”

For the 2019 edition, David and Peter Askew's Wizard (USA) is the first Volvo 70 to win the race and the eighth team from the USA to lift the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy.

“Awesome,” commented David Askew. “This is the first time we have done this race and to win it overall is beyond our wildest possible dreams. I really can't believe it.”

“Wizard planing at 25 knots - that is what makes this race so great and there is always something going on around these beautiful islands. This is the first time I have been to Antigua and the welcome has been phenomenal,” added Peter Askew.

Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 06 hours 49 minutes and 00 seconds, taking Multihull Line honours and setting a new Multihull Race Record.

RORC video above published Feb 25, 2019. See also 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Race, Antigua Start Feb 18, LIVE Feed.

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18 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 3, March 2, 2019

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17 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 2 Video - Around the Island Race March 1, 2019

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16 March 2019

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Race Day 1 Video

2019 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Race Day 1 Video

Thursday February 28, 2019: Race Day 1

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15 March 2019

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope (video)

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: A Source of Hope

Local blogger Angie Soeffker explains how the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta gave her island hope in the wake of Hurricane Irma. SAIL Magazine video above published Mar 14, 2019.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019


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14 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wanna-B (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Wanna-B

The Esse 850 boat Wanna B comes from Switzerland, but all her five crew are local St. Maarten sailors.  For skipper and owner Jan van den Eynde, sailing in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a ritual not to be missed.  In fact, he has sailed in this event for the last 38 years!  Jan was Commodore of the St. Maarten Yacht Club and much involved with the relationship with Heineken which the event still enjoys today.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019

Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com Twitter: @sxmheineken

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13 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Nauti Canucks (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Nauti Canucks

What happens when 20 men and 5 ladies from Vancouver go to St Maarten?  They set up a little mini race between themselves within the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.  This year sees three boats chartered  by Vancouver sailors racing against each other in the beautiful waters around St. Maarten.  Racing on chartered boats, the two teams of men - 10 on each boat, called Nauti Canucks 1 and Nauti Canucks 2 - and 5 lovely ladies racing on their boat, Salish Sisters are having lots of serious sailing and serious fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com Twitter: @sxmheineken

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12 March 2019

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable (video)

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Ineffable

Ineffable is Rapido 60 catamaran, owned by Hong Kong based sailor Stephen Glyn Bourne.  Measuring 60 foot, weighing 9.5 tons, this stunning boat not only looks beautiful, but she is also an awesome performer.  Regularly achieving speeds of over 15 knots upwind, her performance at the 39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was outstanding coming second in her class.  She won the Port St Martin prize for the fastest boat in the Round the Island race, taking just 2 hours and 27 minutes. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta video above published Mar 8, 2019.

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Feb 28 - March 3, 2019
Regatta website: heinekenregatta.com  Twitter: @sxmheineken

Results: https://regattaguru.com/heineken/100268/results

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03 March 2019

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta & Miami Sailing Week Mar 4-10

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 6

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published Mar 10, 2019.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 5

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published on Mar 9, 2019.

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 4

Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta video above published Mar 7, 2019. See also Day 3 videoDay 2 videoDay 1 video, and the regatta Promo Video 2019.

2019 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Miami, FL, USA, March 3-9, 2019
Yacht scoring and official website: bacardiinvitational.com - Bacardi Cup Results

2019 Miami Sailing Week International regatta, March 4-10.
For the 10th year, competitors from as far as Australia and as close as our own backyard will be among the numerous sailors that will compete in our annual event: Miami Sailing Week. MSW regatta is scheduled for March 4-10, 2019. Different classes will be racing on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami.

Yacht scoring and official website:miamisailingweek.com


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02 March 2019

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Saturday & Sunday Videos

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Saturday

With wind speeds stepping up to mid-range, races Tampa Bay off St. Petersburg, Florida had sailors working harder for points and showing off a spectacular day for maximum races. Sailing World video above published Feb 20, 2019.

NOOD 2019 St Petersburg - Sunday

NOOD Regatta competitors close a perfect sun-kissed weekend of races on Sunday on Tampa Bay for the 2019 edition. Sailing World video above published Feb 21, 2019

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01 March 2019

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition (video)

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition

The World Sailing Show - March 2019 Edition:
00:52 The Golden Globe – The first two home 
08:00 Spindrift – Down and out again 
10:19 Cool kit – Innovations for 2019
18:36 Another Challenger for the America’s Cup 
19:39 Hempel World Cup Series Miami 

After 211 days at sea, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede completed his solo circumnavigation and took the trophy for the 2019 Golden Globe Race. Among those waiting to greet him was the man who had started it all, the first man to lap the planet non-stop and alone, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The man who just missed out despite a 15,000 mile epic chase - second placed Mark Slats describes his trip around the world. From the first to the fastest, how Spindrift’s campaign to set a new round the world time was delivered a crushing blow…again. Plus, a look at some of the coolest kit for 2019. Finally, a report on the latest in the America’s Cup World and the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami. The World Sailing Show video above published Feb 24, 2019:

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